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As we prepare for a transition out of the classroom to online resources, we have created this site to serve as a guide to remote teaching.

Here you will find best practices for online pedagogy along with information on technology tools to support your remote teaching. We are here to help. If you cannot easily find what you need, please contact your school's local academic support staff, the HUIT Service Desk or your local IT support.

Understand Harvard’s Policies

Communicate and Share

  • Create a communication plan: once you have details about changes in the class, communicate them to students, along with how and when they can contact you (email, online office hours, etc.). Anticipating students will have questions, let them know how and when they can expect to receive a reply from you.
  • Connect with instructors throughout Harvard: Harvard Spring 2020 instructors and teaching teams are invited to join Harvard Teaching Online on Slack. As a supplement to resources throughout this site, the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) in partnership with HUIT has created this Slack forum as a way to connect all active instructors and their teaching teams across the University. You can share learnings around remote teaching and get real-time advice from across Schools on any pedagogical questions you have.